nutrition

is the foundation for healthy development of both body and mind. Making sure that your child eats a balanced diet that includes fresh vegetables, fruits and proteins will help him or her grow to his or her best potential. Good nutrition and healthy weight has a positive effect on your child’s ability to learn, be active, and stay healthier.

Raising a Healthy Eater

Raising a Healthy Eater

Raising a Healthy EaterBeing overweight isn’t just unhealthy. Research shows a link between early childhood obesity and poor school performance. Here are some ideas for helping your whole family develop habits for maintaining healthy attitudes about food — and a...

Eating Fresh

Eating FreshFresh is best when it comes to picking produce — and it doesn’t get any fresher than home- or locally-grown. Home Gardening Plenty of fruits, vegetables and herbs can easily be grown at home, and gardening with your family can be fun, educational and...

Farmers Markets

Farmers MarketsFresh, healthy… And less expensive! Did you know the fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets can be less expensive than grocery stores? Take your kids to farmers markets throughout LA County so that together you can learn about healthy and...

Healthy Desserts

Healthy Desserts

Healthy DessertsWhat do a smooth, chocolatey pudding and a creamy, peanut butter and banana frozen dessert have in common? These delicious, family-friendly sweet treats are fun and easy to make with kids and, best of all, have no added sugar! Another bonus: They are...

A “Brunch” of Research to Feast Upon

A “Brunch” of Research to Feast Upon

A “Brunch” of Research to Feast UponWhile many moms will be treated to brunch at their favorite restaurants this Sunday, First 5 LA hopes parents will feast on this collection of online resources featuring some of the most helpful, insightful and interesting studies,...

Is Fast-Food Ban Enough to Reduce Obesity Rates?

Is Fast-Food Ban Enough to Reduce Obesity Rates?

Is Fast-Food Ban Enough to Reduce Obesity Rates?A Los Angeles ordinance designed to curb obesity in low-income areas by restricting the opening of new fast-food restaurants has failed to reduce fast-food consumption or reduce obesity rates in the targeted...

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